I might be slightly bias but i think Australia has one of the most wonderful designers. Camilla Franks started out many years ago designing costumes for herself and a stage show. Now she designs for women of all sizes around the world.
I started to wear her caftans while pregnant, they made me feel like a woman and sexy. Made from silk and beaded they are designed her in Sydney and made in India. Some of her orginal designs are actually worth double the amount now. And beleive me when I say they sell fast they sell fast. To be worn by all shapes and sizes there is always something to choose from. Being a mum of 6 I am curvy and plus size but that wont stop me. Why should we were boaring drab clothes because we are plus size.
Camillas designs are not for someone that wants to just blend in and not be noticed, most of her designs are encrusted with beads. Something for men and children and of course the fashion savvy woman. Homewares and candles that just enhance your home.
My 80 year old mother and my sister both wear her clothes and when something new comes into the shops i always have to find out if a family member has it already. Its actually a running joke we have with the Mosman store Angels. On a recent trip with the family to Hawaii, the only thing I took was 2 pairs of swimmers and 12 Camilla's, I was ready for the beach and dinner.
Her stores are scattered around Australia and is sold in most David Jones stores. Never fear though you can also buy online.
A spot of fishing in a camilla, I call it "glishing" glamour fishing.
This artwork is painted by the talented Donna Gubay and is available to buy.